It includes 101 purpose-built rental units available to UBC students, staff and faculty, and several new restaurants for the Vancouver campus.
Staff at the Yaletown location say they weren’t told why the store was being shuttered, but that they would be transferred to nearby locations including Seymour Street and a recently renovated Starbucks at Mainland and Davie.
Momofuku Noodle Bar will open its first Vancouver location in fall 2020. The restaurant, led by celebrity chef David Chang, will be located in the Vancouver House development by Westbank.
YVR Airport is preparing to step up its food offerings, with more than 20 new food and beverage offerings set to open in the next two years, including many names you will likely recognize from around Vancouver.
Diners are lamenting the pending loss of the Pronto and Prontino restaurants in the Cambie Village, soon to replaced by a four-storey building containing a dentist office and five residential units. The small art deco building at 3473 Cambie Street will be demolished, with the popular restaurant planning to close in early March. The new […]
A unique, mixed-use building is proposed for Railway Street in the emerging Railtown neighbourhood in the Downtown Eastside. The building, developed by Rendition Developments and Omicron, is called the Maker Exchange. The seven-storey building is permitted under the area’s industrial (I-4) zoning. The building will contain the following: Manufacturing uses on the first through sixth floors; […]
If you’ve been by the corner of West Hastings and Carrall Street or Pigeon Park lately, you may have noticed the scaffolding around the old Merchants Bank building. The historic building at 1 West Hastings Street has been under renovation for several years now. It originally opened as the Merchants Bank in 1913, back when […]
Chancho is the latest Mexican restaurant to open in downtown Vancouver, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic meal this side of the border. The small restaurant at 1206 Seymour Street near Davie makes its own corn tortillas in-house on a machine imported from Mexico. There are three different kinds of pork on […]
Construction continues on the massive new Vancouver casino, parq Vancouver, and two luxury JW Marriott hotels next to BC Place. The $700 million development and its new casino is on track to open in the Fall of 2017 and is currently the largest private development in Western Canada. JW Marriott and Autograph Collection at parq […]
The days of Triple-O burgers on West Georgia Street in Coal Harbour are numbered. Shato Holdings Ltd. showed off preliminary designs at an open house earlier this week for a redevelopment of the existing White Spot restaurant at 1616 West Georgia Street. The proposal is for two condominium towers — 33-storeys and 39-storeys — with […]
The owners of the eight-year-old Shangri-La Vancouver are planning some significant changes to the plaza area surrounding the hotel. James KM Cheng Architects, on behalf of owner Westbank, are proposing the addition of a new tea room, adjacent to the hotel lobby. “The Tea Room would re-introduce seating and animate the pedestrian Galleria connection between […]
One of Vancouver’s most popular Ramen shops is opening a second location on Robson Street. Marutama Ramen (stylized as MARUTAMA RA-MEN) will open their second location soon at the former home of Jinya Ramen Bar, which is moving up the street to the new Telus Garden building. Marutama Ramen was founded in Kawaguchi, Japan in 2001 […]
Japanese starchitect Kengo Kuma and Vancouver-based developer Westbank have partnered on the upcoming Alberni by Kuma in Coal Harbour, and the plans are nothing short of spectacular. Westbank and Kengo Kuma unveiled Alberni by Kuma at the Japan Unlayered exhibition, currently underway at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The exhibition celebrates contemporary Japanese architecture, design and culture, and features a […]
Poke shops are the latest craze to hit Vancouver’s food scene, with several new entrants setting up shop downtown in the past year. Pokérrito, at Dunsmuir and Seymour is one of the new entrants. If you’re wondering what poke is – it’s a raw fish salad served in Hawaiian cuisine, typically as an appetizer. However, most of […]
The long-awaited reopening of Musette Caffé’s new location on Burrard Street was worth the wait. Open for less than a week, the cycling-themed cafe is already attracting a steady clientele, if a busy Sunday afternoon is any indication. The space has high ceilings, a variety of different seating options and areas, and free wi-fi. But the most […]